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An inspirational album by singer/songwriter Sherri Hicks, with jazz, country and gospel influences.  The music is about transformation.
An inspirational album by singer/songwriter Sherri Hicks, with jazz, country and gospel influences. The music is about transformation.
53 backers pledged $4,585 to help bring this project to life.

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Transforming Praise, is the debut album of singer/songwriter Sherri Hicks, a Miami native and seasoned gospel performer. Sherri has been singing in church since she was 5 years old. Her single, “Changed,” has been released and is available on Itunes Worldwide. The upcoming album boasts a myriad of influences ranging from retro Southern Gospel to Neo-Soul, jazz and country. Her favorite singers are Kim Burrell and Lisa McClendon. Sherri aims to transcend any one genre by bringing a fresh flavor to praise and worship in this millenium. 

Sherri has been a background vocalist for many singing groups throughout South Florida, and is now ready to step out on her own.  Sherri is also a motivational speaker/minister and has facilitated events to inspire women and teens. Her goal is to heal those that feel lost, and to help them understand that they are worthy. She is a wife and mother to three teenage daughters. Sherri has been a role model for women who want to pursue a career and maintain a stable home environment.  

We would like to personally thank you for joining this team and seeing to this project completion.  This music is a message of hope. It offers songs based on faith, transformation, walking in your destiny, and fulfilling God's plan for our lives. I pray it inspires many to pursue their life's work and seek a closer walk with God.  Estimated completion of album is July 30, 2012.

Budget: $ 4,500

$ 1,750.00 mixing
$ 2,000.00 mastering
$    750.00 studio sessions 

Thoughts:

DREAM - A couple of months ago I had an opportunity to sing back up for Shirley Murdock. One of the songs she did had such an incredible IMPACT on me. The words said "God gave me a DREAM that would not die". This post is for every person w...ith a dream. Never let your dreams die because you can't see how they will come into fruition. HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS. Be blessed! 

Jesus Rocks!! Preparing for a long night for recording lead vocals. As I prayed this morning God said its the "Yes" that moves Him. It symbolizes the obedience we are willing to walk in so He gets the... glory. 2 years ago I was asked to record an album. I said no. I like the background, as its much easier. I made every excuse as to why it was not for me. I've written songs for stage plays, spoken word artists, and praise and worship. Song writing is who I am. But when I said "yes, God, I'll do what you want me to do". He began flinging doors open. I told God, I know its ministry, its the way He chose for me, its not the easy way, but its His way, and I'm good with that. Thank you guys for taking this Journey of Faith with me and helping me finish God's work of Art. Blessings!!!! 

GOD IS A PROMISE KEEPER -
Great Studio Session last night. Can't get the last track "Promise Keeper" out of my head. God is in fact a promise keeper and the song always brings me back to the scriptures of God's promises and His faithfulne...ss to me in performing everyone of them. When it looked like it wouldn't work, we found a promise, declared it, stood on it, and watched Him fulfill it. Be encouraged. I am.

Long night in the studio recording leads til 2am. Operating on 4 hours of sleep * _*. But I woke to 2 more backers for the project even all the way from Kuwait. There is something about the FAITHFULNESS of God that brings me to tears. He's ...able, he's faithful, and I'm thankful. To my new support, thank you sooooo much all. We are on our way by FAITH.

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    One (1) SIGNED Limited Edition Poster with personal message.Two (2) SIGNED hard copies of CD and digital download of album, plus handwritten "Thank You" note. Two (2) Limited Edition T-shirts and one (1) gift bag. Size requested later. A digital download of the single in June 2012.

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    Your name in the album credits as a "Special Contributor" and Two (2) reserved front-row seats to album Release Party with personal acknowledgment. Two (2) Signed hard copies of CD and digital download of album, plus handwritten "Thank You" note. Two (2) Limited Edition T-shirts and one (1) gift bag. Size requested later. One (1) signed Limited Edition Poster with personal message. A digital download of the single in June 2012.

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    Private invitation to view a 2-hour recording session in the studio with Sherri Hicks. Your name in the album credits as a "Special Contributor" and Two (2) reserved front-row seats to album Release Party with personal acknowledgment. Two (2) Signed hard copies of CD and digital download of album, plus handwritten "Thank You" note. Two (2) Limited Edition T-shirts and one (1) gift bag. Size requested later. One (1) signed Limited Edition Poster with personal message. A digital download of the single in June 2012.

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    Live performance at your church or social event with the Sherri Hicks and her four-piece live band, traveling and accommodations for non-local events not included. Private invitation to view a 2-hour recording session in the studio with Sherri Hicks. Your name in the album credits as a "Special Contributor" and Two (2) reserved front-row seats to album Release Party with personal acknowledgment. Two (2) Signed hard copies of CD and digital download of album, plus handwritten "Thank You" note. Two (2) Limited Edition T-shirts and one (1) gift bag. Size requested later. One (1) signed Limited Edition Poster with personal message. A digital download of the single in June 2012.

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    Exclusive access to personal video diary and video of private recording sessions. Live performance at your church or social event with the Sherri Hicks and her four-piece live band, traveling and accommodations for non-local events not included. Private invitation for two (2) to view a 2-hour recording session in the studio with Sherri Hicks. Your name in the album credits as a "Special Contributor" and Two (2) reserved front-row seats to album Release Party with personal acknowledgment. Five (5) Signed hard copies of CD and digital download of album, plus handwritten "Thank You" note. Five (5) Limited Edition T-shirts and give (5) gift bags. Size requested later. Five (5) signed Limited Edition Posters with personal message. A digital download of the single in June 2012.

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    Listed as, "Associate Executive Producer" on the album. Exclusive access to personal video diary and video of private recording sessions. Live performance at your church or social event with the Sherri Hicks and her four-piece live band, traveling and accommodations for non-local events not included. Private invitation for two (2) to view a 2-hour recording session in the studio with Sherri Hicks. Your name in the album credits as a "Special Contributor" and Two (2) reserved front-row seats to album Release Party with personal acknowledgment. Five (5) Signed hard copies of CD and digital download of album, plus handwritten "Thank You" note. Five (5) Limited Edition T-shirts and give (5) gift bags. Size requested later. Five (5) signed Limited Edition Posters with personal message. A digital download of the single in June 2012.

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